BIOGRAPHY

Patricia Meek holds a BA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University, an MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University, and an MA in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Patricia had her short story, The Crucified Bird, published in Porto del Sol, and was a winner of AWP Intro for Fiction, American Writers Program for the introduction of emerging writers in fiction and poetry. Her second novel, Noah, a supernatural eco thriller, was published by All Things Matter Press. Her poem, Weather, was a finalist for the Rita Dove International Poetry Award. She has attended workshops with many contemporary luminaries such as Dorothy Allison, Albert Goldbarth, and the late Spalding Grey. Much of her professional career has been in academia where she has taught English composition and creative writing in Kansas, California, Utah, Louisiana, and New Mexico. She returned to get her M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College. There she studied transpersonal psychology, holistic healing practices, including Reiki and Noetic Field Therapy (NFT is a branch of energy work), and Ancient Mysteries. She has studied in the Amenti Mystery School with Robert Waterman, EdD, LPCC. She also studied and practiced indigenous healing rituals and was initiated in intensive Shamanic healing rites of the Q’uero Paqos in the high Andes studying with renowned indigenous healers. She is currently a Medical Integration Clinician (LPC) in Southern Colorado.

Patricia’s visionary work derives its inspiration from mystical experience, archetypal imagery from multi-cultural spiritual references, and the life and death struggle within the natural world. She is most interested in the fluidity of time, using post-modern structure to fragment the narration, in order to challenge one’s concept that time is linear. Her recent body of work includes a poetry collection—Up From Small & Dialogues with Georgia O’Keeffe. In the Dark Light of Angels, a dark coming of age novel. She has also completed the first novel in a science fiction trilogy called Alyson’s Adventures in Wonderworld.

Patricia’s work is a prayer—a secular and spiritual teasing toward enlightenment.
 

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Photography by and copyright A. J. Meek